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    • Out of Your Mind

    • By: Alan Watts
    • Narrated by: Alan Watts
    • Length: 14 hrs and 22 mins
    • Original Recording
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      5 out of 5 stars 2,477
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      5 out of 5 stars 2,181
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      5 out of 5 stars 2,145

    With Out of Your Mind: Essential Listening from the Alan Watts Audio Archives, you are invited to immerse yourself in 12 of this legendary thinker's pinnacle teaching sessions about how to break through the limits of the rational mind and begin expanding your awareness and appreciation for the Great Game unfolding all around us.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another great book

    • By Maven on 10-28-16

    Regular price: $48.98

    • The Wisdom of Insecurity

    • A Message for an Age of Anxiety
    • By: Alan Watts
    • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
    • Length: 3 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 623
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 534
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 531

    Alan W. Watts' "message for an age of anxiety" is as powerful today as it was when this modern classic was first published. We spend too much time trying to anticipate and plan for the future, too much time lamenting the past. We often miss the pleasures of the moment in our anxious efforts to ensure the next moment is as enjoyable. Drawing from Eastern philosophy and religion, Watts argues that it is only by acknowledging what we do not and cannot know that we can find something truly worth knowing.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • more pointed and considerate than his lectures

    • By IW, Albuquerque on 03-16-16

    Regular price: $12.28

    • You're It!

    • On Hiding, Seeking, and Being Found
    • By: Alan Watts
    • Narrated by: Alan Watts
    • Length: 12 hrs and 5 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2,371
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      5 out of 5 stars 1,970
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      5 out of 5 stars 1,934

    Life is the ultimate game of hide and seek... and the good news is that you're it! With the combination of playful irreverence and penetrating insight that made him a legend in Western philosophy, Alan Watts investigates the surprisingly liberating concept of "the universe as play" found at the heart of Hinduism, Zen, and other wisdom traditions.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • My thinking was provoked.

    • By Grant on 01-12-13
    • On Hiding, Seeking, and Being Found
    • By: Alan Watts
    • Narrated by: Alan Watts
    • Length: 12 hrs and 5 mins
    • Release date: 01-15-10
    • 5 out of 5 stars 2,371 ratings

    Regular price: $41.99

    • In My Own Way

    • By: Alan Watts
    • Narrated by: Jeremy Arthur
    • Length: 13 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 14
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      5 out of 5 stars 9
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      5 out of 5 stars 9

    Macmillan Audio presents In My Own Way, Alan Watts' acclaimed autobiography, published for the first time in audio.  

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This is Alan Watts at his very best, as a free spirit.

    • By Isoform on 03-20-19

    Regular price: $25.51

    • The Way of Zen

    • By: Alan W. Watts
    • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
    • Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 476
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 416
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 409

    Discover how the understanding and practice of Zen can bring peace and enlightenment into your daily life in this classic work. Narrated by Sean Runnette, this audio program presents Alan Watts's classic bestseller, introducing Western listeners to Zen Buddhism and elaborating on the key concepts including: The history of Zen, the principles and practice of Zen, the tradition of Za-Zen (meditation) and the Koan, and the integration of Zen into every aspect of life. The Way of Zen presents an understandable, inspirational, and spiritually rewarding exploration of Zen Buddhism.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good - But Not For The "Beginner"

    • By K. Briggs on 09-10-16

    Regular price: $19.84

    • Just So

    • An Odyssey into the Cosmic Web of Connection, Play, and True Pleasure
    • By: Alan Watts
    • Narrated by: Alan Watts
    • Length: 10 hrs and 31 mins
    • Original Recording
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      5 out of 5 stars 599
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    "If you were God," asked Alan Watts, "what kind of universe would you create? A perfect one free of suffering and drama? Or one filled with surprise and delight?" With Just So, the celebrated philosopher and self-described "spiritual entertainer" invites us to explore the hidden dimensions that shape both the cosmos and our personal experience of it.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • If you've enjoyed any lecture of his on YouTube you're going to be enthralled

    • By Eric C on 03-25-17
    • An Odyssey into the Cosmic Web of Connection, Play, and True Pleasure
    • By: Alan Watts
    • Narrated by: Alan Watts
    • Length: 10 hrs and 31 mins
    • Release date: 01-01-17
    • 5 out of 5 stars 599 ratings

    Regular price: $48.98

    • The Book

    • On the Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are
    • By: Alan Watts
    • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
    • Length: 4 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 553
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 469
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    Modern Western culture and technology is inextricably tied to the belief in the existence of a self as a separate ego, separated from and in conflict with the rest of the world. In this classic book, Watts provides a lucid and simple presentation of an alternative view based on Hindu and Vedantic philosophy.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Invaluable Insight

    • By Dylan on 04-09-15
    • On the Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are
    • By: Alan Watts
    • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
    • Length: 4 hrs and 51 mins
    • Release date: 01-27-15
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 553 ratings

    Regular price: $14.17

    • The Meaning of Happiness

    • The Quest for Freedom of the Spirit in Modern Psychology and the Wisdom of the East
    • By: Alan Watts
    • Narrated by: Kern Schmidt
    • Length: 7 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 20
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
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      5 out of 5 stars 17

    Deep down, most people think that happiness comes from having or doing something. Here, in Alan Watts’s groundbreaking third book (originally published in 1940), he offers a more challenging thesis: authentic happiness comes from embracing life as a whole in all its contradictions and paradoxes, an attitude that Watts calls the “way of acceptance.” Drawing on Eastern philosophy, Western mysticism, and analytic psychology, Watts demonstrates that happiness comes from accepting both the outer world around us and the inner world inside us,

    Regular price: $11.87

    • Still the Mind

    • An Introduction to Meditation
    • By: Alan Watts
    • Narrated by: Alan Watts
    • Length: 1 hr and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 175
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 153
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 152

    Mark Watts compiled this work from his father's extensive journals and audiotapes of famous lectures he delivered, in his later years, across the country. In three parts Alan Watts explains the basic philosophy of meditation, how individuals can practice a variety of meditations, and how inner wisdom grows naturally.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Classic Alan Watts.

    • By Dan R. on 10-24-17

    Regular price: $9.07

    • Four Ways to the Center

    • By: Alan Watts
    • Narrated by: Alan Watts
    • Length: 3 hrs and 3 mins
    • Original Recording
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      5 out of 5 stars 161
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      5 out of 5 stars 133
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    Alan Watts discusses the fundamental attitudes that run through all religions or "ways of liberation," as the Far Eastern disciplines might better be described. By following these practices to the extremes of repentance, rebellion, and resignation, one may be freed from the endless cycles of reincarnation which perpetuate the human condition.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Alan Watts is just the best at explaining reality.

    • By R. Calkins on 05-26-16

    Regular price: $10.49

    • Psychotherapy East and West

    • By: Alan Watts
    • Narrated by: Jeremy Arthur
    • Length: 5 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
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    Alan Watts examines the problem of humans in a seemingly hostile universe in ways that question the social norms and illusions that bind and constrict modern humans. Marking a groundbreaking synthesis, Watts asserts that the powerful insights of Freud and Jung, which had, indeed, brought psychiatry close to the edge of liberation, could, if melded with the hitherto secret wisdom of the Eastern traditions, free people from their battles with the self.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Not what I have come to expect from Alan Watts works

    • By Shiva Laxmi on 03-22-19

    Regular price: $18.89

    • This Is It

    • And Other Essays on Zen and Spiritual Experience
    • By: Alan Watts
    • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
    • Length: 3 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 18

    With essays on "cosmic consciousness" (including Alan Watts' account of his own ventures into this inward realm); the paradoxes of self-consciousness; LSD and consciousness; and the false opposition of spirit and matter, This Is It: And Other Essays on Zen and Spiritual Experience is a truly mind-opening audiobook collection. 

    • And Other Essays on Zen and Spiritual Experience
    • By: Alan Watts
    • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
    • Length: 3 hrs and 25 mins
    • Release date: 06-19-18
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 20 ratings

    Regular price: $16.79

    • The Holographic Web

    • Uncovering Our Hidden Connections to the Universe
    • By: Alan Watts
    • Narrated by: Alan Watts
    • Length: 26 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 160
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 138
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 137

    Have you ever seen an inch or touched an hour? In The Holographic Web, Alan Watts reveals how our idea of the "self" is no more than these abstract concepts - and how to untrain ourselves from thier limitations. Join this self-proclaimed "spiritual entertainer" for an intriguing investigation of the nature of consciousness.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Alan Watts is a treat!

    • By scott on 06-23-15

    Regular price: $3.49

    • The Power of Space and Reincarnation

    • By: Alan Watts
    • Narrated by: Alan Watts
    • Length: 3 hrs and 18 mins
    • Original Recording
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      5 out of 5 stars 131
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      5 out of 5 stars 111

    Space is considered to be nothingness by many. But after all it is the background in which we see everything. It is against space and within the dimension of time that we experience everything we experience. Space and time are the two basic dimensions of our world but are uncommonly illusive. We can say they are our way of thinking of the universe as being a system of patterns. And our awe at the vastness of space may be man's astonishment at himself.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A timeless message

    • By Patricia on 03-29-15

    Regular price: $10.49

    • The Way of Zen

    • By: Alan W. Watts
    • Narrated by: Ralph Blum
    • Length: 2 hrs and 58 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 259
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 182
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 183

    Discover how the understanding and practice of Zen can bring peace and enlightenment into your daily life in this classic work. Narrated by Ralph Blum, this audio program presents readings of carefully chosen selections from Alan Watts's classic best seller, illuminated by rare recordings of the author personally commenting and elaborating on the key concepts and ideas of his seminal work.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A true "classic"

    • By Mogus Rougus on 06-11-12

    Regular price: $15.93

    • Reality, Art and Illusion

    • By: Alan Watts
    • Narrated by: Alan Watts
    • Length: 3 hrs and 30 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 162
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      5 out of 5 stars 132
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 131

    Alan Watts discusses the Indian philosophy of the world as maya - under its multiple meanings as illusion, art, magic, creative power, measure, etc. Various techniques in the arts are used to illustrate the delicate and vibrational character of the material world, and to suggest a new approach to the old philosophy that the universe is "mind" only.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing

    • By Jonathan on 01-21-15

    Regular price: $10.49

    • Man, Nature, and the Nature of Man

    • By: Alan W. Watts
    • Narrated by: Alan W. Watts
    • Length: 1 hr and 23 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 237
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 152
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 155

    Drawn from hundreds of hours of rare archival recordings from the personal collection of his son, Mark Watts, this program presents the essential message of Alan Watts. Here is Alan Watts, recorded live in seminars conducted in America and Japan, personally explaining how the Eastern view of man and his place in the world can be made meaningful to the contemporary Westerner.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Eastern thought with a Western accent.

    • By Dennis on 10-14-11

    Regular price: $9.27

    • Alan Watts Teaches Meditation

    • By: Alan Watts
    • Narrated by: Alan Watts
    • Length: 1 hr and 32 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 265
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 177
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 175

    Alan Watts has become known as the West's foremost interpreter of Eastern thought, and one of the most original philosophers of this century. Fortunately for us, he is also witty, articulate, insightful, very entertaining, and a pleasure to listen to. More from Watts.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • It's good, but...

    • By Karen on 03-11-06

    Regular price: $7.93

    • Thusness

    • By: Alan Watts
    • Narrated by: Alan Watts
    • Length: 3 hrs and 9 mins
    • Original Recording
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      5 out of 5 stars 123
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    Alan Watts discusses the word tathata, which is translated from the Sanskrit as "suchness" or "thusness." The term is used in Mahayana Buddhism to suggest how things look to a Buddha, to one who has experienced enlightenment or liberation and is, therefore, called a Tathagata - one who comes (and goes) thus. Watts shares the sense of this nonsense in Buddhist philosophy, and its practical demonstration in Zen.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A very fun talk.

    • By Cottonmugs on 12-14-18

    Regular price: $10.49

    • Still the Mind

    • An Introduction to Meditation
    • By: Alan Watts
    • Narrated by: Alan Watts
    • Length: 1 hr and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 20

    Alan Watts became famous first as a brilliant intellectual and then as a serious student of Buddhism and meditation. In the 1970s, the last years of his life, he retreated to a small, isolated cabin deep in the woods. He meditated every morning and then wrote. Still the Mind consists of several talks he gave in his later years, recorded and edited by his son, Mark Watts, and then published as a book. His speaking shows a maturity and wisdom that can only come after years of meditation.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Less and less a quaking mess

    • By Sausalito Sally on 01-20-17

    Regular price: $12.57

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